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"Avella’s play focuses a myopic lens on the entrapment, humiliation and torture of human beings. The spectacle of such cruelty and inhumanity is disturbing enough for any audience to witness. The subject matter is certainly horrific and Kudos to Mr. Avella for being brave enough to bring it to the stage. However, most of the characters are representative either as perpetrators or victims...Their personas need to be more fully realized." Full Review
"The mercurial Mr. Assadourian brilliantly transforms the bare stage into a frighteningly colorful prison bullpen while creating an uproariously funny and grotesque reflection of our dysfunctional, criminal justice system...A stronger and less frenetic narrative might help the audience better absorb the worthwhile experience. Nevertheless, Mr. Assadourian's sixty-five minute satire is pure entertainment." Full Review
“Unfortunately, the overlaying connections made to ‘Romeo and Juliet’ often feel forced…Sickles' writing is insightful enough without having to resort to the constant references to Shakespeare’s play…The mercurial Robert Bruce McIntosh (Fletcher) and the charismatic C.K. Allen (Jeff) are cast standouts…Director Fritz Brekeller moves this multi-layered, multi-themed play along smoothly and at a lively pace despite the fact that many of the scenes are short and end abruptly.” Full Review